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Old Oct 31, 2003, 1:03 PM   #1
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Default Batteries with the quickest "reset" time?

Ok, I know reset is not the proper term, but thats the best I could
come up with.....
I have an Olympus D460 and I have a need to take pictures quickly one after the other. Some will be with flash, some without.
Battery longevity is not as important to me as the quick recharge time between photos.
Any suggestions here? Thanks.....
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Old Oct 31, 2003, 2:00 PM   #2
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The absolute best are dedicated battery pack like the "digital camera battery":

Steve has also reviewed several battery packs, missed in with his other battery reviews:

Realize that if you take many pictures with flash really fast, you will heat up your flash and eventually melt it down. So it's possible to take many flash pictures very fast, but it isn't necessarily a good idea.

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Old Nov 1, 2003, 3:48 PM   #3
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If you really need to take pictures quickly, then you should look at big external flashes like the Mecablitz 35/45's Vivitars, Sunpaks or slave operation with the flash closer than the camera. Some of these can be used with mains power units - but you are talking a lot of money. Clearly if you want even these to work at long range with tele's, you will have to accept some re-charge time.

I don't know your camera, but if you can work at higher ISO and accept some noise, you will need less energy and the flash re-charge should be quicker. VOX
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Old Nov 1, 2003, 4:12 PM   #4
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Default Quickest Reset Time


If you are using the AA Ni-MH battery, that will probably cause your D460 to have slower response. I've notice that your camera can take either 2 CR-V3's or 4 Ni-MH's. In this case, your camera is probably really design to operate in 6 volts.

Ni-MH has a lower nominal voltage than CR-V3's. In the case of your cameras configuration, 4 Ni-MH would have an nominal voltage of 4.8V, which is on the lower side of the ideal operating voltage. If you ever try to use 2 CR-V3's, you should experience improvements in your camera's performance. They always offer 6V through out the useable life.

Higher voltage has a direct impact on flash's recharge time. If you ever use the CR-V3's, you probably would have noticed the differences.
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